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Jimmy Butler’s NSFW response to PJ Tucker goodbye message after ditching Heat for Sixers

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The loss of PJ Tucker really stings for the Miami Heat. The grizzled veteran played a huge role in their run to the Eastern Conference Finals, doing the dirty work and defending his butt off every time he was on the court. The fact that he left for Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers made it hurt a little bit extra for Jimmy Butler.

Tucker sent out a heartfelt message on Instagram to commemorate his lone yet taxing year with the Heat after signing with the Sixers:

What a year.. True underdogs that really got it out the mud and went against all odds. Miami you will forever be my home and heat nation i can’t thank you guys enough for the love you’ve shown all year. Though our journey together has come to an end the love will forever remain the same 🖤🙌🏽

 

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In typical Jimmy Butler fashion, the Heat frontman responded with a hilarious dig not just at Tucker but also his former teammate on the Sixers in Joel Embiid:

“f–k you and Joel Embiid yeah I brought him into this 🤷🏾‍♂️,” said Jimmy Butler in the comments of Tucker’s IG post.

Knowing Butler and his playful persona off the court, it’s all just friendly banter between three players who had all once been teammates with one another.

The Sixers opted to shell out some serious coin on a multi-year deal for PJ Tucker, a dollar amount the savvy Miami Heat front office didn’t want to match. Perhaps Jimmy Butler was imagining a future wherein Tucker would be guarding him in a playoff series. That matchup would definitely be physical to say the least.